2018 budget will focus on a start-up culture of empowering the private...

2018 budget will focus on a start-up culture of empowering the private sector

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Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that the 2018 budget is aimed at creating a robust, flourishing and modern economy and will focus on a start-up culture of “empowering the private sector”.  
Minister Samaraweera made this reference during a meeting with Director of South Asia of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, Mengistu Alemayehu. The discussion was held in Washington. Attention was focused on ways and means of enhancing mutual cooperation between Sri Lanka and the IFC to promote private sector contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka.
Minister Samaraweera commended the cooperation extended by the IFC towards promoting the private sector contribution to the development of the country’s economy at a time where the government has accorded high priority to private sector involvement in the economy by way of Public-Private Partnerships. Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva also joined in this meeting.